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DSU finishes 4th, 7th at conference tourney

MISSOULA, Mont. — The Frontier Conference men’s and women’s golf tournaments came to a close and Dickinson State head coach Thadd O’Donnell was more than pleased with his teams.

The women finished in fourth with a total team score of 1153 and the men came in seventh (1030).

“I thought we competed well,” O’Donnell said. “(36) holes the first day is a tough test not only physically but mentally. It is eight hours of constant competition, then come back the next morning and play another four hours.”

Freshman Mary Hlebechuk shot an 89 in the closing round and finished in 16th place overall (264). Laura Duppong (291) and Alyssa Hildebrand (295) completed the tournament at 23rd and 24th place, respectively and Danielle O’Donnell rounded the team out in 26th (303).

Lewis-Clark State College (Idaho) won the championship after shooting a team 310 and received an automatic berth to the NAIA national tournament. Heather Bruce won the individual title while Karina Davila, Brooke Dagner and Idah Whisenant each finished in the top 10.

On the men’s side, Austin Harper (243) finished on top for DSU and tied for 26th place overall. Kale Overson (248) came in 30th, Nate Easton (258) tied for 31st and Jeremy Beehler (281) finished in 36th.

Westminster College (896) captured the men’s title while Carroll College (Mont.) (900) finished runner up. Saints’ Connor Hausauer won medalist honors after shooting a combined 214.

DSU golfers nab all-American honors

Four Dickinson State golfers were named to the Frontier Conference Academic all-American mens and womens golf teams on Tuesday.

Junior Jeremy Beehler was the lone player to be named to the men’s team while junior Danielle O’Donnell, sophomore Alyssa Hildebrand and freshman May Hlebechuk found themselves on the womens team.